How to Clean Glass Bathroom Cabinets
Glass cabinets can be beautiful accents to a bathroom, and are offered in many varieties including mirrored cabinets, glass-wood display cabinets, and curio cabinets. Given their often-delicate nature, however, these cabinets require gentle, careful cleaning.
Many glass cleaners include harsh ammonia and phosphates, which can be damaging to delicate surfaces or the paint on the glass housing. Simple Green Glass Cleaner is a safer alternative to these chemicals, and restores shine and clarity to windows, mirrors and other reflective surfaces throughout the home. It leaves a streak-free shine without filmy residue.
The other parts of your bathroom glass cabinet are likely made of laminate or wood. Laminate bathroom cabinets look similar to wood cabinets, but they're made by bonding a thin plastic exterior layer to the inner material. Plastic isn't porous like wood is, so stains aren't likely to sink into the surface. This durability makes them easier to maintain.
Even though laminate is tough, it can get damaged if you're too rough with your cleaning methods. Skip scouring tools, such as steel wool or wire-bristled brushes, that can leave scratches behind. Avoid abrasive cleaners, acids, and powdered cleansers that can have the same damaging effects.
Popular natural cleaning solutions often include white vinegar or baking soda. At best, vinegar can help in removing soap scum and mineral deposits, which are most likely not a problem on cabinets. Cleaning with a mixture of baking soda and water usually leaves a stubborn white film behind, requiring you to do multiple wipe downs.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner removes grease and grime from cabinet surfaces, while the biodegradable* formula makes it safer for use in the bathroom. The powerful degreaser also wipes away fingerprints and removes stains, leaving behind a streak-free surface.
Although Simple Green is safe enough to use on almost any washable surface, including painted cabinets, but it is not intended for use on unfinished or untreated wooden cabinets.
Directions for How To Clean Glass Cabinets
- Wipe down the surface. Use a lint-free cloth or paper towel to wipe away any surface dust before applying cleaner.
- Apply cleaner. Spray Simple Green Glass Cleaner directly onto the surface.
- Wipe. Wipe and buff dry with a paper towel, microfiber or lint-free cloth.
For Wood or Laminate
- Mix your Simple Green solution. Mix 1 oz. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner with 4 cups warm water in a spray bottle or mix a stronger solution for very greasy cabinets.
- Apply Simple Green. Spray the solution onto a clean, non-abrasive, damp cloth or microfiber pad and wash until clean. Start wiping at the bottom and work your way up, and remember to wash the edges, sides, and handles.
- Wipe with a damp cloth. When finished, wipe down the cabinet with another water-dampened soft cloth or microfiber pad.
- Dry. Dry laminate surfaces with a microfiber pad, clean cloth or paper towels. Be sure to dry thoroughly, as water left sitting on your cabinets can discolor and damage them.
* Biodegradable formula: This formula decomposes into elements found in nature within six months after disposal into a typical sanitary sewer or septic system.